The BIG Lab's Gareth Barnaby has helped develop a Virtual Wallace and Gromit experience for children at the Bristol Children's Hospital! This summer, thousands of people enjoyed the Grand Appeal's Gromit Unleashed 2 trail, which saw 67 sculptures of Aardman characters Wallace, Gromit and Feathers McGraw enlivening the streets, buildings and parks of Bristol. Gareth
Our latest work will be presented at CHI next week. We have eight papers accepted including two honorables mentions. Isabel Qamar, Rainer Groh, David Holman and Anne Roudaut. HCI meets Material Science: A Literature Review of Morphing Materials for the Design of Shape-Changing Interfaces. In the proceeding of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing
Jess McIntosh, a PhD student in our group, recently went to UIST 2017 in Quebec city to present his work on in-air hand gesture detection using infrared sensors. You can watch Jess' talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI2NqwrLkVw
This summer, 8 Interns are conducting research in the BIG and uNDT lab: Abanoub Ghobrial -> Acoustic Tractor Beams with Metasurfaces Anne-Claire Bourland -> EMG detection of mumbled and suvocalized words Peter Gorman -> Beamformer Parametric Speaker Patricia Deud -> Analysis of grasp gestures Ravi Singh -> 3D printing with Ultrasound and DLP projectors Tom
Bristol Interaction Group will present 10 papers and 8 late breaking work at ACM CHI 2016. The following are our 10 papers and notes Investigating Text Legibility on Non-Rectangular Displays Understanding and Mitigating the Effects of Device and Cloud Service Design Decisions on the Environmental Footprint of Digital Infrastructure Tap the ShapeTones: Exploring the effects of crossmodal
Running out of smartphone battery could be a thing of the past, thanks to power sharing between devices.
We are pleased to announce The Economist has published an article on a paper by BIG researchers Paul Worgan, Jarrod Knibbe, Diego Martinez Plasencia and Mike Fraser. The paper presents a power sharing concept called PowerShake. PowerShake enables users to share power across their multiple mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets and smartwatches, using inductive power
BIG researcher Themis Omirou presented the paper 'Floating Charts' at the 3DUI conference in Greenville South Carolina. The conference was part of the IEEE Virtual Reality conference 2016 which hosted an array of interesting demos involving a variety of VR headsets and augmented reality headwear.
Bristol Interaction Group researcher Peter Bennett attended SXSW last week to present a panel on "Subtle Interfaces: Designing for Calm Tech" along with Verity Macintosh, Chloe Meineck and Tom Metcalfe. Audio recording of the panel below, with a video to follow soon. https://soundcloud.com/officialsxsw/subtle-interfaces-designing-for-calm-tech-sxsw-interactive-2016
Bristol Interaction Group member Asier Marzo demonstrated the world’s first sonic tractor beam to Hollywood actors Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell on the Spanish TV programme El Hormiguero.